verb (used with or without object), a·woke or a·waked, a·woke or a·waked or a·wo·ken, a·wak·ing.
Origin of awake
Examples from the Web for half-awake
Now half-awake, we need all the help we can get in understanding our situation.
Her mother, but half-awake, clung nervously to her, asking purposeless and incoherent questions.Mercy Philbrick's Choice|Helen Hunt Jackson
I asked, forgetting for the moment, and in my half-awake condition, the incident in which it had figured as above described.True Tales of the Weird|Sidney Dickinson
Half-awake, he groped around for his foot-gear, but could find only one boot.True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World|Adolphus W. Greely
For a long time she had been half-awake, ever since the vehicle had stopped, which must have been ages and ages ago.The Laughing Cavalier|Baroness Orczy
I took it, but half-awake, and watched the man go to two other hammocks which stretched away in front of me.The Secret Service Submarine|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
verb awakes, awaking, awoke, awaked, awoken or awaked
Word Origin for awake
a merger of two Middle English verbs: 1. awaken, from Old English awæcnan (earlier onwæcnan; strong, past tense awoc, past participle awacen) "to awake, arise, originate," from a "on" + wacan "to arise, become awake" (see wake (v.)); and 2. awakien, from Old English awacian (weak, past participle awacode) "to awaken, revive; arise; originate, spring from," from a "on" (see a (2)) + wacian "to be awake, remain awake, watch" (see watch (v.)).
Both originally were intransitive only; the transitive sense being expressed by Middle English awecchen (from Old English aweccan) until later Middle English. In Modern English, the tendency has been to restrict the strong past tense and past participle (awoke, awoken) to the original intransitive sense and the weak inflection (awakened) to the transitive, but this never has been complete (see wake (v.); also cf. awaken).
"not asleep," c.1300, shortened from awaken, past participle of Old English awæcnan (see awaken).